Sunday, February 16, 2014

Magic Carpets, 3

At the craft show, the beautiful old flat-weaves commanded attention. 





I suppose these are 30 to 40 years old. Lovely weaving, beautiful combination of colors.




There are occasionally surprising touches, like the pink and purple strips in the middle of the diamonds.


















And the borders are of interest; they're a sort of signature.


                                                           
                               

The use of black makes the colors pop out, dramatic.











The warm colors (and especially the pinks) with that soft blue-gray make this rug (r.) sing for me.


Ahh, but my favorite, the one that not only sings, but dances for me:
Such craftsmanship and what an amazing combination of colors. I'm usually not a fan of acid green, but here it's perfect. I wouldn't have dared...Drat! Why didn't I take this one home?

11 comments:

yvette said...

you showed us really uncommon and rare ones.....like it a lot
but i love them all!

CREATIVE MIND said...

How nice these are!! Lovely!

Norma Schlager said...

I would have a hard time leaving these behind. So beautiful!

Ms. said...

I love looking at these beauties, and even though you didn't take that singing/dancing one home, it will surely inform your own future works. Thank you for sharing.

Martha said...

What a feast - even online. Thanks for sharing these. A good reminder that the unloved color (pink, in my case) can actually make the other colors better.

Nat Palaskas said...

Nadia, I would have taken it and fly away. What gorgeousness and perfection! I've brought home a few magic carpets both from Abu Dhabi, Iran and Afghanistan, but these are to die for! What are the price range I wonder? Hugs Nat

Jodi said...

Hahaha! It is gorgeous! So go back and get it :-)

Dee J. said...

I just discovered you site. It is inspiring to say the least. Loved these beautiful rugs. The designs cause me to catch my breath they are so exciting. I will be visiting often.

rtquilter said...

These are truly fabulous , nadia!what a privilege to see them "for real" ! I HAVE been reading your blog but have not had a lot of time for comments. Thinking of you a lot though.

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! What a feast of inspiration. Thank you!

Tonya Ricucci said...

oh yeah, acid green stripey should have gone home with you!!!! next time!